Should Nato intervene in the escalating crisis between...08/29/14
As Russian troops spill across the border into Ukraine, the pressure is on NATO to do something, while remaining mindful of Montgomery's first rule of War: Don't march on Moscow.
Sheri Fink on the crisis of how Hurricane Katrina drove doctors to...
When Hurricane Katrina savaged New Orleans nine years ago today, it crippled many of the institutions that would normally help injured survivors. We hear from an author who says doctors made some harrowing decisions during those dark days and nights.
Bye Bye Summer. Hello Season 13 of The Current - August 29, 2014
Today is the last day of the summer edition of The Current. Anna Maria is back in the host's chair Monday and she snuck into studio with Piya to talk about what to expect in the season ahead.
Frosh Week Reforms: What's being done and is it enough? - August 28,...
Whether it's called orientation, frosh or welcome week-- some have become so drunken and out of control, some schools plan prohibition. But even those that tolerate alcohol are implementing ways to control those moments to remember.
Physician-assisted death in Oregon - August 28, 2014
Oregon is one of the few jurisdictions in North America where doctors may legally help desperate patients end their lives. As Quebec prepares to offer similar treatment, we look at how Oregon has dealt with the consequences of assisted death.
If no inquiry, then what? Aboriginal Women talk about how to stem the...
Prime Minister Stephen Harper rejected calls for a federal inquiry into the deaths and disappearances of hundreds of aboriginal women, after 15 year old Tina Fontaine's body was found.Today, Canada's Premiers are asking Stephen Harper to reconsider.
The Grain Debate: Experts are divided over whether grains are bad for...
"Grain Brain" author, Dr. David Perlmutter suggests wheat, carbs and sugar can damage mental health. He believes carbs are destroying our brains and our bodies. This isn't exactly a majority opinion. But it sure is a disturbing one.
Should Western countries ally with Syrian president Assad to fight...
There is widespread agreement--from Washington to Damascus, and London to Tehran--for the desire to eliminate the Islamic militant Group ISIS. But how to do that, and whom to cooperate with are paramount.
Authors Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld explain their theory, The Triple...
The authors of the controversial book, The Triple Package argue some ethnic and religious groups succeed better than others because of insecurity, a superiority complex and impulse control.
Inside the Ebola quarantine in Liberia - August 25, 2014
The Liberian government says an Ebola quarantine in the slum of West Point is necessary in its attempts to get ahead of the outbreak. But the quarantine is driving street prices sky high, making an already bad situation worse.
Laurie Marker on her life's work to save cheetahs from extinction -...
Dr. Laurie Marker has devoted her life to saving the cheetah from extinction. With its specialized body type, diet and skill set, it's like nature indulged itself with a sports car. We speak with Dr. Marker about what the future holds for this species.
Urban Wildlife vs City Dwellers - August 22, 2014
They're bold, relentless and they're not alone. North American cities are being aggressively re-colonized by all kinds of species... and its leading to all kinds of conflict. Today, we head to the frontlines of the backyard battle zone.
Canadians call in with their dementia stories - August 22, 2014
We wrap up our week-long special series "Diagnosis Dementia" with input from you. Back in May, we opened up the phone lines to hear your comments about living with dementia. We share some highlights from Canadians from coast to coast to coast.
ISIS's brutal recruitment techniques - August 21, 2014
Photojournalist James Foley was captured in Syria only to be executed by ISIS militants earlier this week in a barbarous act that shocked the world. Along with international outrage, over the use of brutality as a recruitment tool.
Diagnosis Dementia: Caring for caregivers - August 21, 2014
As we continue our week-long series, "Diagnosis Dementia", we look at the rewards and burdens of the caregivers... how they cope, and what kind of help they can expect from government and the private sector.
Taking on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - August 20, 2014
The Ice Bucket Challenge has become an Internet sensation, raising millions of dollars for ALS research. But critics call it a gimmick that does nothing to raise real awareness, and gives those who rise to the challenge permission to misbehave.
Diagnosis Dementia: Why researchers can't tell us what causes or cures...
The number of Canadians diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia is expected to double in 15 years, putting our health care system under strain. Today we look at how Canada is both leading and struggling in the field of Dementia research.
Is Ferguson, Missouri really as divided as people think? - August 19,...
Many people in Ferguson say a racial divide has long persisted in the suburb of St. Louis. And the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer has aggravated the situation. We speak with 3 people living in this unrest.
Person-Centred Care: Getting it right for dementia patients - August...
With the number of Canadians living with dementia expected to reach a million-and-a-half in the next 15 years, quality of care has never been more important. Today, we take you inside a B.C. care facility with successful approach to patient care.
Canadians share their stories living life with dementia - August 18,...
As part of our special week-long series "Diagnosis Dementia," from this season, Anna Maria talks to two women about living with the challenges of dementia, and how it affects their families.
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